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The Architecture of Art History: A Historiography
 

The Architecture of Art History: A Historiography (Paperback)

By Crinson, Mark
By Williams, Richard J.

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What is the place of architecture in the history of art? Why has it been at times central to the discipline, and at other times seemingly so marginal? What is its place now? Many disciplines have a stake in the history of architecture - sociology, anthropology, human geography, t... read full description below.

ISBN 9781350145252
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Published 19 September 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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ISBN-13 9781350145252
ISBN-10 1350145254
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released [to be advised]
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Publication Date 19 September 2019
International Release Date 31 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Crinson, Mark
By Williams, Richard J.
Category History of Art
History Of Art & Design Styles: From C 1900 -
Architecture
Number of Pages 184
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 410g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Architecture - Historiography, Art - Historiography, Art and architecture
NBS Text The Arts: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 709
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

What is the place of architecture in the history of art? Why has it been at times central to the discipline, and at other times seemingly so marginal? What is its place now? Many disciplines have a stake in the history of architecture - sociology, anthropology, human geography, to name a few. This book deals with perhaps the most influential tradition of all - art history - examining how the relation between the disciplines of art history and architectural history has waxed and waned over the last one hundred and fifty years. In this highly original study, Mark Crinson and Richard J. Williams point to a decline in the importance attributed to the role of architecture in art history over the last century - which has happened without crisis or self-reflection. The book explores the problem in relation to key art historical approaches, from formalism, to feminism, to the social history of art, and in key institutions from the Museum of Modern Art, to the journal October. Among the key thinkers explored are Banham, Baxandall, Giedion, Panofsky, Pevsner, Pollock, Riegl, Rowe, Steinberg, Wittkower and Woelfflin. The book will provoke debate on the historiography and present state of the discipline of art history, and it makes a powerful case for the reconsideration of architecture.

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Author's Bio

Mark Crinson is Professor of Architectural History and Assistant Dean for Research, School of Arts at Birkbeck, University of London. He won the 2004 Spiro Kostof Prize for his work Modern Architecture and the End of Empire, and the 2012 Historians of British Art Prize for Stirling and Gowan: Architecture from Austerity to Affluence. Richard Williams is Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His other books include Why Cities Look The Way They Do (2019), Sex and Buildings (2013), Brazil: Modern Architectures in History (2009) and The Anxious City (2004).

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